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Promeʹtheus (3 syl.)

made men of clay, and stole fire from heaven to animate them. For this he was chained by Zeus to Mount Cauʹcasus, where an eagle preyed on his liver daily. The word means Forethought, and one of his brothers was Epimeʹtheus or Afterthought.

“Faster bound to Aaron’s charming eyes

Than is Prometheus tied to Caucasus.”


Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, ii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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